Hide an LCD TV Behind Drywall





Introduction: Hide an LCD TV Behind Drywall

I managed to install a 6 inch deep LCD TV behind a 4 inch gap between main wall and drywall. I took apart a functional LCD TV panel (THOMSON model 42M71NH20 42 inches wide) and placed it behind drywall. Here is how I did it.

Step 1: Dissasembly

Every LCD TV is different and you need some prior experience with taking apart and putting them back together agian. I've fixed at least 5 laptops and several monitors, so I knew what I was doing. I carefully took the unit apart. I did not use force. When something did not immediatly disconnect I tried looking on-line and attempting to take that particular part again in a different manner.

Step 2: Testing If the Unit Is Still Operational

After I took all the insides of my LCD out, I connected all wires back to where they were originally connected and powered up the unit without the casing. I lay the LCD panel and tuner with power supply on the floor and turned it on. I was very happy to see the unit operational. I could now bring the parts to my appartment and start assembling the LCD behind drywall.

Step 3: Assembly

I attached the unit to metal drywall beams.

Step 4: Testing Functionality Again

After I fastened the unit to drywall beams I turned it on again to see If it all works fine.

Step 5: Setup Complete

And finally my setup is complete.



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    I work for a custom home theater installation company.  When we install LCD in a wall behind drywall, the unit stays in one piece,  that way if anything goes wrong with the unit, it's still covered under the warranty. One thing you have to remember, ventilation. Your LCD will over heat if you fully seal it in a wall. Here is something that we do often http://www.htmarket.com/plscmasyfrar.html.
    Other than that, good job

    Here is my ventilation.


    looking good


    Thank you for your suggestions, I plan to do a ventellation grid just above the floor and next to the seling. Great setup with the moving painting over the flatpanel (at your site)!

    Sorry, I am not trying to promote anything and this is not my site. However My intentions ware just to show an alternative way to mount TV in the wall.
    Keep up the good work

    Pictures with the drywall finished? What did you do around the edge of the drywall? L-Edge? Zip-Strip?

    Here is how the LCD behind drywall looks now. Haven't installed the L-edge yet. Will let you know when it's up there!


    Lmbo at the title for this step. :D

    Well, it's a risk one should take when undertaking such a proj